Madera Police Department

  • Agency: Madera Police Department
  • Address: 330 South C Street, Madera, 93637 CA
  • Chief: Michael B Kime (Chief of Police)
Phone: 559-675-4200
Fax: (559) 675-6618

Madera Police Department is located at 330 South C Street, Madera, 93637 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael B Kime. The Madera Police Department phone number is 559-675-4200.

Madera Police Department News

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the men and women of the Pomona Police Department. Last night two Pomona PD officers were shot while trying to apprehend a reckless driver. The driver fled after crashing his vehicle and barricaded himself in an apartment. While inside the apartment, the suspect shot and killed Officer Gregory Casillas and wounded an additional officer. Sadly, Officer Casillas had only worked in law enforcement for six months before paying the ultimate price for his community. Together, we mourn the loss of Officer Casillas along with his loved ones and the Pomona PD family. BC3657

We had a great turnout for Coffee with a Cop at the Marketplace Starbucks today. This event is a fun way for our officers to interact with the community. We will announce the next date of this event on our Facebook page. Be sure to come out and enjoy a free cup of coffee with your Madera Officers! BC3657

Today is International Women’s Day. International Women's Day is annually held on March 8th to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. We would like to recognize the women officers who protect and serve the citizens of Madera daily. Thank you for your service ladies! JA

This morning Officer Vasquez, his K-9 partner Uno and Mayor Medellin were out with our partners with the Together against Graffiti program at Parkwood Elementary to teach the kids about the consequences of vandalism. Every opportunity we get to work with our youth with an educational, rather than enforcement approach is appreciated. JA

The Madera ADA Advisory Council has a limited number of safety flags available free of charge for our citizens in wheelchairs. The flags are designed to make the citizen and the wheelchair more visible to vehicles and hopefully reduce the chances of a collision. The flags can be picked up at the Madera Police Department, 330 S. C Street and at General Builders Supply (GBS) 1808 Howard Road. The disabled citizen and their wheelchair must be present to pick up the flag. A big thank you to the ADA Advisory Council in their effort to assist us in keeping every citizen in our City as safe as possible #2722

Tomorrow is Valley Children’s Kids Day! Volunteers will be selling newspapers tomorrow morning across the Central Valley, including the City of Madera, to help raise money for Valley Children’s Hospital. Please remember to drive safely and be extra cautious for pedestrians. Don’t forget to pick up your special edition of The Fresno Bee and help out a wonderful hospital that has helped so many of our children of Madera! AK3902

Last night Officer Martinez conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of N. Lake St. The driver, Jorge Magallan, and the passenger, Cesar Torres, were both convicted felons, active gang members, and are on supervised release. Officer Martinez located a sawed-off shotgun inside the trunk of the vehicle. Officer Martinez conducted an investigation and determined both suspects were in possession of the shotgun. Magallan and Torres were booked into the Madera County jail on multiple felony charges for illegally possessing the firearm. This another great example of how pro-active enforcement works effectively in deterring crime and seizing dangerous weapons when they're in the wrong hands. JC3509

Last night some of our downtown businesses fell victim to a random act of vandalism. Luis Lucas wanted police attention so he decided to smash storefront windows at the Madera Mini Mall, Ortiz Western Wear, Kings View Rehabilitation, Robles Salon and B & B Thrift Store. Angela Block, the owner of B & B Thrift Store, and her husband, Eddie Block were very helpful in assisting our efforts to notify property owners of the vandalism. The Blocks went above and beyond by assisting the property owner with boarding up the broken window next door! What a great example of community members asserting their role in the community by helping their business neighbors. The Blocks are active members in The City of Madera and participants in our new Business Watch program. Many thanks to the Blocks. MM

Last night the weekend night shift made several arrests for multiple reasons. Officer Smith and Officer Jones arrested Ernest Zaragoza for public intoxication and vandalism. He was causing a disturbance at a local establishment and after he was removed, Zaragoza decided to vandalize a parked car. Officer Santoyo arrested Arturo Ruiz for drug sales after he located 21 grams of methamphetamine and several small baggies for packaging in his possession. Officer Smith arrested Mike Ocampo and Mark Ramirez for DUI. Officer Autry and officer Martinez also had DUI arrests, taking Felipe De La Cruz and Sixto Torres into custody. The officers stayed busy and had an effective night of police work. We will continue to combat crime by utilizing partnerships with the community and proactive problem-solving strategies. JC3509

Officer Dias was SCHOOLED by some awesome kids at the John Wells Youth Center today. He enjoyed getting to know some really awesome people. Officer Dias was participating in MPD’s MPAKT program where we really learn more from the youth in our community than they learn from us! Don’t forget, the MPAKT program takes place the first Saturday of each month from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Hope to see you next time. MM

Last night officers stayed busy in the rain investigating DUI’s. Officer Jones and FTO McAlister responded to the scene of an accident on H Street near 2nd Street. Ruben Martinez was found to be driving under the influence. Ruben’s blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit and he clearly shouldn’t have been driving. Ruben was adamant the other driver was at fault, not realizing he crashed into a parked car. Officer Martinez responded to the new neighborhood off of S. Knox Street and Los Arcos Lane regarding a report of fast traffic. He contacted and arrested Jonathan Gomez who was driving under the influence. Officer Autry observed Arquimidez Lopez swerving into the opposite lane of travel on E. Yosemite Avenue. Officer Autry investigated Lopez for DUI and ultimately arrested him. Lopez was also charged with being in possession of cocaine. We'd like to thank the citizens who reported two of the DUI's and ask the community to continue to stay vigilant and report suspected drunk drivers. JC3509

Last night the Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant on the west side of town. As a result of the warrant Santiago Rosas, a gang member and convicted felon, was arrested for illegally possessing two firearms and ammunition. Both firearms were stolen during a recent burglary. There was also a bullet proof vest with the weapons. A gang member with rifles, ammunition and body armor is of great concern to the Madera Police Department. Worse yet, this is the third time in the last eight months that Santiago has been arrested for illegally possessing firearms. The Madera Police Department will work closely with the Madera County District Attorney’s Office to ensure a successful outcome in this case, and the safety of our community. JA

Officer Hernandez arrested Jadiael Vasquez for DUI. Jadiael was driving at a high rate of speed on D St near Lincoln St. The roads were wet and flooded from this storm. Jadiael”s blood alcohol content (BAC) was nearly twice the legal limit. SB3373

Today is the start of a wet and rainy weekend. Remember to drive with your headlights on and be mindful of flooding. We would like to remind everyone to please drive safe and be patient on the roadways. Safety is as easy as ABC. Always Be Careful. SB3372

Today, officers from the Madera Police Department had the opportunity to meet with preschool students from The Nancy Fuller Childrens University, located in Madera Ranchos. Officer Clark provided safety tips, answered questions and gave the children a tour of her patrol vehicle. At the end of the day, the children presented Officer Clark with a banner, showing their appreciation for Law Enforcement. Thank you, Childrens University! We enjoyed meeting all of you and appreciate your support. MA4024

****UPDATE****The power pole and power lines have been fixed by PG&E. The roadway is open.**** We are currently investigating a traffic collision, involving power lines down in the roadway, in the 500 blk. of Noble St. There were no injuries caused by this collision; however, the roadway will be closed until the power lines can be moved. Please avoid this area for now. We will provide an update when the roadway is cleared. BC3657

Last night Officer Martinez observed Lazaro Carmona fail to stop at two posted stop signs. Officer Martinez conducted a vehicle stop and pulled Lazaro over on 5th St. and B St. When Officer Martinez contacted Lazaro he immediately noticed objective signs of alcoholic intoxication. Lazaro’s wife, his three-year-old son, and 8-month-old son were also in the vehicle with him. Lazaro was unable to properly perform a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. A chemical breath test later revealed Lazaro’s blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit of .08 %. Because Lazaro had his children in the vehicle while driving under the influence, he inherently put them at risk. He was also charged with child endangerment. Our Officers will continue to combat DUI drivers in the city and we encourage you to report any suspected DUI driver. JC3509

The vehicle pictured on top was painted black on 02/19/18, the day it was stolen. Anthony Hernandez pictured on the bottom was found driving it today. Two cans of grey spray paint were located in the back seat. Anthony’s physical description was helpful in determining he was the suspect who stole the vehicle. This is a great example of the public helping us fight crime. We are committed to the reduction of crime and it is made possible through citizen/police partnerships. MM

****UPDATE****The persons depicted in this video returned the purse and its contents to the owner. We learned there were attempts made to contact the owner, but due to a language barrier, the property was brought to MPD. We were able to provide the victim with her property back. Officer Powell was dispatched to a purse theft today at one of our shopping centers. We were able to obtain video of a male and female walking out of the store (video on the left) and then walk over to our victims' cart in the parking lot (video on the right). The purse was taken before the victim could return to the cart. No one has reported the found property to MPD or the business. We are asking for the publics’ assistance in identifying the persons in the video. MM

Officer Smith was patrolling the area of the Fresno River and D Street with his trainer, Corporal Anaya. He attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on Jose Roake. Jose initially fled on a bicycle, east along the river trail. Jose left the bicycle on the river trail and fled on foot through the riverbed. Officer Smith chased Jose and caught up to him. After a short struggle, Jose was taken into custody. He was arrested for fleeing from an officer, being in possession of drug paraphernalia, and for being in possession of methamphetamine. The bicycle Jose used to flee from Officer Smith didn’t appear to belong to him and he did not have an explanation on how he obtained it. If anyone recognizes this bicycle please contact the Madera Police Department at 559-675-4220. Our officers will continue to enforce the law in and around the Fresno River because of the illegal activity that continues underneath the bridges and along the river trail. JC3509

We received this today from a community member who asked us to share it. We are proud to have Sergeant Keiser as a member of Madera PD. She is a leader in many ways.....even when you think no one is watching. Service to the community is our number one priority and it is always good to be recognized. Great job Sgt. MM

Madera PD and friends joined forces today participating in the Support Blue Run in Fresno, CA. The event consisted of a 2 mile and 10K run designed as a grassroots effort to broaden support for the men and women in law enforcement, foster trust and confidences between officers and the communities they serve and to enhance relationships and understanding. It was a perfect day and great event to share with the community. MM

Officer Kellom was dispatched to a vehicle collision in the 600 block of Lilly Street due to Rigoberto Mendoza striking a parked vehicle with his truck. Rigoberto was found to be DUI, with a blood alcohol concentration of over twice the legal limit! Fortunately, the school was still in session and no children or parents were in harms way. Please help take care of our community by choosing NOT to drink and drive. MM

Officer Hernandez responded to the 300 block of Elm Street in regards to a suspicious person. When he arrived, he learned that Mathew Lopez of Fresno, threw trash cans in the Rancho San Miguel parking lot as well as a City of Madera trash can at a passing car. Mathew caused over $1500.00 worth of damage. He was arrested and booked into jail. SB3372

We are reaching out to you, to help us bring justice to the family of 9 year old Leonardo Morales, who was shot and killed last night in the area of Tozer St. and Olive Ave. Leonardo was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by his father, when unknown suspect(s) pulled along side of them and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle. Leonardo was struck several times and succumbed to his injuries at Madera Community Hospital. We are actively investigating this senseless act of violence. Please, anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of those responsible, call Detective Sauceda at (559) 675-4244 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP. As in all cases you can remain anonymous. MT